About Jazz Shapers
Rupert Younger is the co-founder of PR firm The Finsbury Group and founder of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. Rupert joins Elliot to share what he feels is the secret to success, and why you've got to believe you're doing the right thing.
Chris Parnell is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Kairos Group, the global gaming media group, connecting businesses to gamers. Chris joins Elliot to talk about how a professional gamer and a Youtube content creator (on a business degree) became shapers of influencer marketing.
Serial entrepreneur Paul Mankoo is the founder of UNIFIED, an eDiscovery business, and an investor in early stage technology. Paul joins Elliot to chat about riding the early waves of the digital revolution and he shares the key ingredients that helped him launch 5 successful companies.
Maxine Laceby co-founder of Absolute Collagen, the liquid collagen supplement. Maxine joins Elliot to chat about how a bone broth discovery led her and her daughter Darcy to launch a business from their kitchen, and grow it into a multi million pound success.
Dan Garrett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Farewill, the wills, probate and funerals company on a mission to change the way the world deals with death. Dan joins Elliot to talk about how he's modernising the ‘Victorian’ funeral care industry with a far more empathetic, personal experience.
Shosh Kazab is Co-founder and CEO of Kidswear Collective, the luxury resale platform for baby and kids fashion. Shosh talks to Elliot about turning her ‘eureka moment to tackle waste' into a growing business, and how she's squaring the need for both profit and purpose.
Melissa Snover is CEO and Founder of Remedy Health, home of the brand Nourished - creators of 3D-printed, personalised gummy vitamins. Melissa joins Elliot to talk about creating her own 3D-printing technology and why they chose Birmingham as their base from which to disrupt the vitamin supplement world.
James Abrahart is the Founder of office solutions companies Interfax Systems and Altodigital and sports management company, Global Image Sports. James joins Elliot to share the big characters and moments that shaped his career, and how dyslexia enables him to see the world differently.
Elliot speaks to Harry Hyman, Founder and CEO of Primary Health Properties, a UK Real Estate Investment Trust and leading investor in modern primary healthcare premises. Harry talks about the moments that shocked and shaped him, and how his passion for the Arts has led to him supporting young artists in the world of Opera.
Elliot speaks to Maryam Meddin - the Founder and CEO of The Soke, a mental health and wellness clinic with a modern, service-led approach. Maryam joins Elliot to share her incredible story, and how it's driven her to reshape the mental health sector.
Lord John Bird MBE - An ‘encore edition’ of Jazz Shapers: another chance to sit down with the co-founder of The Big Issue, Lord Bird talks about his enduring ethos of giving people 'a hand up rather than a hand out', and the impact he's now fighting for as a crossbench member of the House of Lords.
Priya Lakhani OBE is the Founder and CEO of Century, the award-winning company developing AI-powered learning tools. Find out all about Priya’s struggle in the education system, advice from her heroes, her passion for learning and lots more.
Sahar Hashemi OBE is the Co-Founder of Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US-style coffee-bar chain, the Founder of Skinny Candy, the low-fat confectionery brand, And the Founder of the Buy Women Built movement, aiming to encourage shoppers to purchase women-built brands, and boost female entrepreneurship. Sahar joins Elliot for a chat on the people and ideas that have shaped her, and on the founder's connection to the soul of a company.
Hamish Grierson is the co-founder and CEO of Thriva Health, a home blood-test and health-check service. Hamish joins Elliot to talk about putting people in control of their own health, and why he feels you don't have to go against the system to disrupt it.
Polly McMaster is the CEO and Founder of The Fold, a British womenswear brand creating empowering clothing for professional woman. Polly joins Elliot to talk about juggling her obsession for fashion with a PHD in virology, and the impact she's hoping her business will have.
Dr Nick Hawker is the co-founder and CEO of First Light Fusion, a lower risk, energy efficient approach to the power-generating process, inertial fusion. Nick joins Elliot to talk about how a shrimp could have unveiled the secret of supplying the world with green energy.